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AUSA recognizes Public Service Recognition Week

Monday, May 06, 2019

Public Service Recognition Week is celebrated the first week of May since 1985 (beginning on the first Sunday of the month) to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.

Civilians have worked alongside our Army Soldiers since the Revolutionary War.  Initially, the Army Civilians were employed as clerks, skilled tradesman, physicians, and unskilled laborers.  Over time as the Army’s missions have grown more complex and varied, so too have the positions that Civilians occupy. 

Army Civilians are committed to serving our Army, not just by being employees of the federal government, but also by promising to support our Nation through an oath that is very similar to that of our Army Soldiers,

“I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.  So help me God.”  

To learn more about our Civilian Corps and its amazing history, please visit:   https://cape.army.mil/civilians.php or https://history.army.mil/html/books/070/70-124/cmhPub_70-124.pdf.

AUSA continues to support our Army Civilians.